A celebrity ball hockey game will take place Saturday in support of a local girl with a life threatening brain infection.
In January, 9-year-old Sammy Acton of Southampton was rushed to The Children's Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre where she underwent multiple brain surgeries to help alleviate an infection in her brain.
The infection is called a Pott’s puffy tumor.
A Pott's puffy tumour is a life threatening complication of infectious sinusitis which is the osteomyelitis of the frontal bone with associated subperiosteal abscess causing swelling and edema over the forehead and scalp.
Sammy will have at least one more surgery when the infection subsides.
Part of her recovery is now starting a rehab program in Toronto where she will begin physio and work with a tutor.
Sammy’s family has been by her side in London since January and unable to work, so they require our help so that they can continue to pay the bills while Sammy is in hospital.
Sammy’s friends, Avery and Bella, miss her greatly.
They want her to get healthy and come home so they can get back to being being kids!
The Celebrity Ball Hockey Game begins at 4pm at the Southampton Coliseum.
The WOAA's Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, Shallow Lake Crusher and former NHLers will play.
Brian Longmire and Travis Jackson of ''Morning Action With Longy & Jackson'' on 98 The Beach will be playing in the game.
There are lots of scheduled activities aside from ball hockey, including face painting, a photo booth, a station to help make ''get well'' cards for Sammy, raffles, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, cotton candy and popcorn machines, and a BBQ sponsored by the Southampton Rotary Club.